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Oct 14, 2022


Desk Organizer DIY

It’s August and it’s time to be thinking about Back to School! I made this Darling Desk Organizer DIY for my desk earlier this year. I thought it would be a perfect Teacher Gift!!!! For all of you CRAFTY Moms out there, here is a simple and fun gift to give to your child’s new Teacher this year.


Materials needed

  • 2 wooden Trays from Dollar Tree
  • 2 wooden Boxes from Dollar Tree
  • Adhesive Cork Board from Dollar Tree
  • Thumb Tacks
  • White Paint
  • Brown Antique Wax
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Scissors

Step 1

The first thing I did to make this Desk Organizer DIY was take my hot glue gun and glued the 2 Trays together, stacking them one on top of the other. Just like in the picture below.

desk organizer 3


Step 2

Then I took the 2 small wooden boxes and glued them down into the top box. Make sure to glue them together before you glue them down into place.

desk organizer 4

Step 3

After all the glue was dry, I painted the whole thing with my White Paint. Make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. Then after the paint is dry, I took my Antique Wax and dry brushed it over the paint.

desk organizer 8


Step 4

Next just for something fun I took the Adhesive Corkboard from Dollar Tree and covered the bottom part of the Pencil Holder with it. I thought it would be fun to be able to use thumb tacks and stick reminder notes on it.

desk organizer 6


And just like that, you’re done. What a fun an easy way to keep any Desk organized. Fill it with pens, pencils, sticky notes, tacks, small scissors and some gum. Your child’s teacher is going to love it!

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My name is Holly, and I am the co-owner of Doing what we Love with Holly & Renee. I was born and raised in Utah and I love the beauties of this state. I am a mother to 2 wonderful children (who both are married), a wife to an amazing husband, and a Grandma to the cutest little girl on earth.

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